Have been working on the water for quite a few years now and am looking to advance my career. This means obtaining an AB Limited or Unlimited right now. I currently work on Unlimited Tonnage vessels as an OS on Inland waters, with occasional trips to Canada, I have held an AB Special for a couple years thanks to many seasons fishing in Alaska. That time was all Near Coastal. I also have some days outside the boundary line, and like I said, some days in Canada.
So…my question is can Inland time count towards an AB Unlimited? Time was not on lakes or rivers. All saltwater.
I’m getting close to the 1080 days required for an UNLIMITED, and will reach that point before I obtain the 540 days over 100GT is why I’m asking.
Also hold STCW endorsements for BST, Adv. FF, RFPNW, VPDSD/SA, Lifeboatman, Able Seafarer-Deck…not that it probably matters.